Trinidad & Tobago: New smelter location, same story

Taran Rampersad drops by Otaheite Village in Trinidad, the site designated for the construction of an aluminium smelter after protests the community at the previously designated site brought a halt to the project: “It is apparent how the residents near Bay Road in Otaheite Village feel about ALCOA's Smelter . . . . The only people who seem to want this smelter are [Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister] Patrick Manning and our loving, health and environmentally conscious ‘friends’ at ALCOA.”

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